Of all the big-name collections I've seen so this year, OPI's Skyfall collection would definitely be up top! The colours are a mix of
classic sexy reds and purples, and sleek hi-tech metallics. Unlike most previous OPI
collections where the names were puns on the theme, these are simply
named after Bond films, and two colours were used in the upcoming Skyfall which is set to premiere in November. I have a few swatches for you today.
(Some of you might have seen sneak peeks of these on my Instagram feed already ;) I'm @labmuffin - add me! Especially if you post food pics. I have a Pavlovian impulse to double click any food pic, like the food will then appear in my mouth. Sadly, this is not how Instagram works.)
Onto the swatches:
Die Another Day: this is a fiery bright scarlet, glowing-from-the-inside stunner. The shimmer particles are very fine and makes for a super sexy colour. This one even felt a bit too sexy on my nails, like I should've been wearing a tight gown, or leather. I'm keeping this one for those special occasions. 2 perfectly smooth coats.
Live and Let Die: I can't quite tell what colour this is. In the bottle I'm almost certain it's navy with gold irregular microglitter particles, but on the nail it looks dusty forest green, almost black. It might just be the gold adding some yellow to the blue. It reminds me of China Glaze's very Christmassy Glittering Garland, but bluer. The best thing? It's a perfect, quick-drying one-coater. This swatch is 2 coats, because I couldn't quite believe it.I am completely in love with this one.
The Living Daylights: Glitterbomb, hurray! This is like a muted version of Rainbow Connection from last year's holiday collection. There are only hexes of one size (the same size as the big 'uns in Rainbow Connection) in 4 colours - teal, pastel coral, light gold and silver. Very chic, old-timey, (dare I say it) Instagram-esque colours. Like most chunky glitters, this one works best if you dab it on rather than use regular strokes. This is over Die Another Day:
And over Live and Let Die:
I was a bit iffy on this one... and then I mattified it. INSTANT LOVE.
For some reason, matte glitter is my kryptonite and the muted colours in The Living Daylights just work so well with matte. I'm defiitely going to be trying out lots of combos with this polish!
Overall, I'm very impressed with this collection and compiling a list of what to buy when it's released. The formula is excellent, as I've come to expect with OPI - very user friendly, no streaks, quick and smooth drying.
The collection will be coming out in Australia mid-September - which ones are you going to get?